But... <ul><li>Does the focus on technology unfairly attribute social change brought about by Egyptian people to Western corporations? </li><ul><li>@acarvin “Yes, social media played a role in #jan25. But don't call this the Twitter or FB revolution. Real people protested and died. It's theirs.” </li></ul><li>What role will the geeks play now? What happens next </li></ul>
Co-Witnessing <ul><li>Gabriella Coleman: “I can't but help think to 1883 and the telegraph and Krakatoa, which many hailed as the first global media event that allowed many folks scattered across the globe to witness as some level something thousands and thousands of miles away.” </li></ul>
Questions about Co-Witnessing Egypt <ul><li>What role might global witnesses have played in the events that have just unfolded?
What does it mean that witnessing via Twitter is mediated by Twitter culture? </li><ul><li>@WarrenEllis: Mubarak: "I will not leave Egypt until I die." Egypt: "WE CAN TOTALLY HELP YOU WITH THAT." </li></ul><li>How do we confirm/trust social media reports? </li></ul>
Let's Start to Find Out <ul><li>Follow @acarvin on twitter